Information and communication technology for arborists to reduce urban truck travel and emissions

ChipDrop is a new information and communication technology connecting urban arborists with gardeners seeking wood chips. The new service has the potential to increase efficiency for arborists and in the process reduce urban truck travel and emissions.

In this project, we use data provided by ChipDrop to analyze changes in operational efficiency and estimate reductions in truck travel and associated emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants.